We are committed to identifying and managing health and safety risks, meeting legislative requirements and achieving best practice standards.
We accept our responsibilities under the Health & Safety at Work Act etc. 1974 and the Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999 for ensuring the health and safety of our staff and anyone else whose health, safety and welfare could be affected by our work and activities.
The CCG will do all that it can to ensure staff and others are not exposed to unacceptable risk and will provide adequate control where risks exist.
We recognise that a healthy workforce working within a safe working environment has a positive impact on our abilities to deliver services and achieve excellence in our work.
To achieve this objective we will implement an occupational health and safety management system that supports individuals and managers to actively manage actual and potential health and safety risks.
Expectations and standards for health and safety will be clearly defined and local arrangements will be documented.
To prevent incidents and cases of work related ill health, the CCG will provide the leadership, resources and training to ensure that individuals and managers have the guidance, understanding and opportunity to maintain and improve welfare, safe working environment and safe working practice.
Implementation of our Health and Safety Policy is an individual and management responsibility and accountability is set out in the policy and is made clear at every level.
Health and safety management will be part of our everyday approach to our work and its effectiveness will be measured and monitored as a core business activity.
I and other members of The Board are committed to this policy and to the implementation and maintenance of the highest standards of health, safety and welfare across the CCG. We expect every member of staff to share this commitment and to work together to achieve it.
Chief Officer Date: November 2015